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A refreshing mix of lime and mint, this Virgin Mojito Recipe will be your new favorite drink! This non-alcoholic mojito recipe will be a hit with kids and adults alike. There is so much flavor from the healthy ingredients in this mojito virgin mocktail and they’re super easy to make for a crowd.

Two glasses of a virgin mojito with lime and mint on a white board
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Just a few simple ingredients come together to make this mojito mocktail an incredibly refreshing drink. Perfect for adults and kids alike, this is guaranteed to be your new favorite drink.

What Ingredients Are in a Virgin Mojito Recipe?

lime, mint, and ice on a white board with a citrus squeezer for making a mojito mocktail


Fresh lime juice makes this drink bright and flavorful, but you can totally cheat if you want to make pitchers for a crowd, or just don’t feel the desire to squeeze limes.

Using a quality limeade is a great substitute for the lime juice and the simple syrup combo. Use 1/4 cup of limeade in lieu of the fresh lime and honey syrup. When I buy limeade I love Newman’s Own brand because it tastes fresh and has a great lime flavor.

We use plain sparkling water that we make in our Soda Stream, but feel free to use your favorite sparkling water. Want to use a flavored sparkling water? Go for it! I would stick with lime or lemon, but that’s just me.

Technically you could also use ginger ale or a lemon-lime flavored soda in lieu of the sparkling water, but I’m in the camp of “why add more sugar when it isn’t needed”.

How Long Can You Store the Simple Syrup?

If you want to make the Honey Simple Syrup ahead of time, you can store it in the fridge for up to four weeks.

How to Make a Virgin Mojito?

  1. Place mint leaves and lime juice in a glass and muddle them together. Muddling = mushing them up and crushing the leaves to release the flavor and oils the mint. Use a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon. Or a set of brass knuckles. To each their own. 
  2. Add the honey simple syrup.
  3. Add the sparkling water.
  4. Garnish with lime slices, a sprig of mint, and/or fresh fruit (see Variations below).
Process shots for making virgin mojito mocktails

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes:

  • Try freezing mint or making mint simple syrup if you have a surplus so you always have the ingredients on hand.
  • If you want to make this for a crowd, pulse the fresh mint in a food processor with a splash of water, or roughly chop it with a knife. Muddling the mint in each individual glass would be a giant pain in the butt.
  • Sub in 1/4 cup limeade instead of fresh lime juice and honey simple syrup.
  • Premix and freeze the lime/syrup combo in small souper cubes so everything is ready to go when the cravings strike.
  • If you want to make this mojito mocktail an “adult” drink, add 2 oz white rum when you add the sparkling water.
Virgin mocktails, mint, and a bowl of ice on a white background

Variations on this Mojito Virgin Recipe:

Feel free to add fresh fruit or veg to this virgin mojito recipe. Things like:

Glass filled with a virgin mojito recipe with lime and mint
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Virgin Mojito Recipe {Mojito Mocktail}

Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Two glasses of virgin mojitos with lime and mint on a white board
A refreshing mix of lime and mint, this Virgin Mojito Recipe will be your new favorite drink. This mojito mocktail recipe will be a hit with kids and adults alike. 

Ingredients 

  • 10 mint leaves, large or 15 small
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp honey simple syrup
  • sparkling water
  • ice optional
  • lime slices optional

Instructions 

  • Place mint leaves and lime juice in a glass and muddle them together for 1 minute. 
    10 mint leaves, large, 2 tbsp lime juice
  • Add the honey simple syrup.
    2 tbsp honey simple syrup
  • Add the sparkling water.
    sparkling water
  • Garnish with lime slices, a sprig of mint, and/or fresh fruit.
    lime slices

Nutrition

Calories: 57kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgPotassium: 56mgFiber: 0gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 425IUVitamin C: 12.2mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Fusion
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63 Comments

  1. Hi Just trying this mojito recipe. Seems odd: “▢30 mint leaves, large or 15 small”
    Would it be the other way around?

    Thanks,

    1. Hi Mary, I just double checked the recipe and the recipe card says “10 mint leaves, large (or 15 small).

      I’m not sure where the 30 number you’re asking about is coming from. The printable recipe card is correct.